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Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator) Community Engagement for the Division of College Health

Department of Family Medicine Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Family Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC provides care for every member of the family, across generations and over lifetimes. We aim to enhance the quality of life for underserved and vulnerable patients, while educating future generations of highly skilled, compassionate primary care specialists. Our goal is to combine education, patient advocacy, and evidence-based research to advance family medicine and geriatrics.

The Division of College Health within the Department of Family Medicine is seeking a Clinical Instructor (Clinician Educator) Faculty to serve as a Program Administrator to handle community engagement for the Health Promotion Unit.  Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, ADVOCACY, CAPACITY BUILDING

• Cultivate and facilitate the engagement of partnerships and networks across campus – including participating organizations, faculty members, instructors, departmental and program administrators, staff members, students, teaching assistants, and members of community organizations - to support collaborative strategies for the promotion of student well-being.

• Act as a key resource for and ambassador with campus and community stakeholders for all Health Promoting Campus Initiatives.

• Convene invested campus and community stakeholders, manage projects and timelines, and provide administrative and technical support necessary to maintain stakeholder engagement and assure progression of work toward stated goals.

• Participate in campus committees as necessary to provide both health promotion and content expertise and promote Health Promoting Campus Initiatives.

• Maintain current working knowledge of the USC context (e.g. academic and institutional plans and priorities, faculties, departments, student services, USC survey data) in order to best align the work with stakeholder groups, departments, and/or university policies.

• Work with Program Administrator, Frameworks and Facilitation to advocate for and build capacity through training for student health and well-being and a settings approach to the campus conditions with respect to campus policies, learning and working environments, physical spaces, services and support, student development, and/or opportunities for social connectedness.

PLANNING AND RESEARCH

• Facilitate the design and implementation of campus-wide health and wellbeing strategies, applying principles of community development, collective impact and environmental management.

• Identify trends and needs of participating organizations, campus stakeholders, seek feedback from diverse groups, and collaboratively develop strategies to best address their needs and develop their capacities.

• Research and stay current on health promotion theory, setting-based and socioecological approaches, issues impacting student health and well-being, relevant trends in post-secondary education, and at USC specifically, best practices, government legislation, and non-government organization guidelines (e.g. World Health Organization’s Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion).

• Identifies strategic and innovative opportunities for new initiatives and supports their research, planning, and development (i.e. those that arise from stakeholder engagement and Steering Committee priorities.

• Develop and advance trainings for policy, programs, and environmental actions that are aligned with the Division’s goals and objectives, the needs of the campus community and the University mission.

COMMUNICATION AND STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT

• Integrate, align, and communicate initiatives and services across the organization in support of student health and well-being.

• In collaboration with the Director, assess the degree of alignment between current initiatives and the university strategic direction and policies. Provide recommendations to link and align efforts throughout the Division, across campus, and assist with the development of evaluation measures.

• Work with Program Administrator, Communication and Marketing to design and implement strategies to market and promote population level student health and well-being, the health promoting campus settings approach, the Socio-ecological Model approach, and the interconnection of health and well-being with student learning, success, and retention.

• Support the use of evidence-based strategies in health promotion and disseminate data and reports to inform campus operations and programming.

• Consult regularly with other members of the Division and across campus to identify and address emerging relevant trends.

• In collaboration with Program Administrator, Communications and Marketing disseminate data and reports to inform campus operations and programming.

• Participate in and represent SHS, the Division and USC in community coalitions, collaborative efforts and citywide and statewide initiatives in support of student health and wellbeing.

• Respond to requests for information, data and presentations, as well as conduct pro-active communication with stakeholders and campus partners.

BUDGET, STAFFING AND DEVELOPMENT

• Oversee administration of budget, HR requirements, and hiring and management of professional, student worker and graduate intern staff

• Provide training on health promotion, community engagement and other professional development as needed.

• Researches and prepares grant proposals and/or development proposals for the Director’s submission to social service agencies and other private/public organizations.

Compensation and Benefits:
USC offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments and also offers excellent benefits to employees.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



REQ20068011 Posted Date: 12/03/2018

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